Fall 2016 Ready to Wear

The Ralph Lauren Ready to Wear Collection has always been a standby for me. The fabrics are solid, sizing a little roomier for a fuller figure, and colors classic. This year’s fall collection was true to the Ralph Lauren roots:

“The show opened with a passage of neutral looks, and the first models came out wearing billowing high-waisted pants and neatly tailored blazers in shades of beige, a color that has long been a Lauren signature. That monochromatic styling made way for more distinctive themes, starting with the plaid-on-plaid knit tube skirts and fringed capes, and a Navajo-inspired jacket that managed to conjure the outdoorsy spirit of the English countryside and an arid landscape of the American West all at once. One of the most appealing coats in the collection had a cozy, robelike silhouette and was cut from a patchwork of tweeds that could have been swiped straight from Sherlock Holmes’s closet.” Vogue

(For the full show click -> Ralph Lauren.)

Here are a few of my favorites:

  1. I have always loved high waists
http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear/ralph-lauren

High Waist

2. Gauchos or a full skirt?

http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear/ralph-lauren

Midi length skirt

3. Beautiful blue

http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear/ralph-lauren

Beautiful Blue Brocade Coat

4. Perfect Fringe

http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear/ralph-lauren

Just enough fringe

5. Assymetrical bodice – classy

http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2016-ready-to-wear/ralph-lauren

Asymmetrical Bodice

Spring-Summer 2016 Fashion

Chanel Spring 2016 is showing vibrant colors, bold prints, flowing fabric and many layers.

Love the setting, but not the eye shadow. Interesting shoes, matching bolero hats, and classic Chanel.

Enjoy!

Chanel 2016 Spring-Summer Ready to Wear Show

Spring Summer 2015 Fashion

For your fashion enjoyment, here is the Spring Summer 2015 Chanel Haute Couture Fashion Runway!

Thank goodness for longer jackets finally!

 

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Style vs Fashion

Having always thought that being in style was the same as being fashionable, I have learned there is a difference!

zuhair murad  Fashion show 2010 by ƇƠƆŌ ϚĤåŅĒŁStyle Upgrade says that “Fashion is the latest and most admired style in clothes and cosmetics and behavior.”

While Haute Couture, High Fashion, and High Style are all trend setting fashions, Style brings my fashion selections into my choices to create a style all my own. I have noticed that my fashion choices have changed as I have aged, and my body has changed. This doesn’t mean I don’t have style.  Instead, I adapt my style to those changes, and try to project my changing self image into my style. [Read more…]

Spring 2013 Fashion Trends!

Mulberry White SuitJust when you were deep in the doldrums of wool and mittens, along comes the

Spring 2013 Fashion Trend Report!

Sending you over to Style.com for the full lineup of cut, color, and style chic, let me know what you love.

My favorites? Glad you asked!

Adore the Valentino in the Contrast lineup.

Veiled Beauty, Collage, and Flounce are gorgeous, and fun! Can an older woman can carry the looks? What do you think?

Alpha Females garnered most of my attention, as I have returned to the corporate world recently. I really like the Christian Dior and Stella McCartney suits – navy and white are my colors and I love the longer jacket length, hiding a bulgy hip and elongating a waistline so nicely.

My favorite is the Mulberry all white – gorgeous and oh-so Diane Keaton-esque!

Enjoy!

 

5 Tips to Get Noticed

“Dress shabbily, they notice the dress. Dress impeccably, they notice the woman.” – Coco Chanel

What do you think? Does it all come down to dress?

I think dress is one of the ingredients to being noticed, but there is so much more.

My recipe includes:

Duchess Catherine Cambridge1.  Canvas ~ The health and appearance of your skin, facial features and how you enhance each is definitely the foundation of your appearance. Skin health begins on the inside. Many skin issues arise from lack of skin hygiene, inflammation, hormonal swings or unhealthy gastrointestinal tract as the root cause. Address these issues and you will most likely bring a healthy, vibrant glow to your skin. [Read more…]

Loving the Chanel Spring Collections!

Boat necks, dropped waists, hidden pockets, poofy sleeves and pearls!!  Gorgeous.

Lovin’ me some Chanel this spring and wishing I was a lot younger!!

Spring and Summer 2012 Ready to Wear Collection 

2012 Spring-Summer Ready to Wear Show

Spring and Summer 2012 Haute Couture

Spring and Summer 2012 Haute Couture

Stunning!

Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy the shows!

Timeless, Effortless Beauty

I’ve always loved beautiful fashion – especially on everyone else. At nineteen, upon landing in Paris, I was totally enamored by the Parisian’s natural style, ease and flow of their fashionable clothing and elegance of aging beauties. Le sigh!

Yet, I am not gifted in putting together ensembles that show my appreciation for the designers I so love. It is a struggle for me focus and create cohesive outfits that show my love for fashion.

When I was busy building my career, I had a Personal Stylist who knew exactly what colors were perfect for me, and styles that accentuated my body type. I LOVED giving her a call with a request for help in dressing me for events, then being met with several racks of outfits she selected of which ALL looked fabulous! I miss her!

Then my mom years arrived, and I hung up my dresses, suits and heels. Casual comfort was the theme for each day, with babies messy eating and running after toddlers the driving force for clothing choices – and how well everything could wash! [Read more…]

Full Eyebrows are Trending!

One of the Fall 2011 Trends listed in Harpers Bazaar is Full Eyebrows! Duchess Catherine has the most beautiful full eyebrows, shaped perfectly, framing her gorgeous facial features. She has the eyebrow frame look down perfectly!

“Strong brows are back in a big way. Fill sparse areas with powder or pencil to “frame and define your face,” says makeup artist Diane Kendal” [Read more…]

It’s an Arm Party and You’re Invited!

Yes. I said ARM PARTY. Honestly, I have no idea what on earth you think that means, but allow me to clarify.

Arm Party: an extensive amount of bangles, watches, bracelets, rubber bands, etc located on your wrists, preferably.

All of the above together creates a party, of accessories, on your arm.

Now, you might be tempted to say ‘pish tosh this is old news, there were arm parties when I was in high school…middle school even!’  read more…

 

 

(*This is a guest post by my daughter, Lis Dye! Go, Lis!)

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